Hyperemesis Gravidarum Top 10

  1. Can we find a cure? What novel or new treatments are being developed/tested/used elsewhere which could have a curative effect and to address all the symptoms of HG rather than just the vomiting.
  2. How can we most effectively manage HG? What clinical support measure is most important to people who have had hyperemesis and what did they find most beneficial? e.g. medical management, pharmaceutical review, nutrition support, rehydration, psychological support.
  3. What causes hyperemesis gravidarum?
  4. Is HG preventable? What is the effect of preventative treatment or early intervention on the severity and duration of HG in a subsequent pregnancy?
  5. What are the immediate and long-term effects of HG (including malnutrition and dehydration, stress) on the developing foetus (offspring)?
  6. What are the immediate and long-term effects of the various medications/treatments on the developing foetus (offspring) throughout the various stages of pregnancy and in varying doses or combinations of treatments?
  7. What are the relative efficacies of the current medications and treatment options available? What is the optimal dose, route, timing and combination of the medications and what are the related side effects?
  8. What are the immediate and long term physical, mental and social consequences and complications of HG (including malnutrition and dehydration) on the pregnant person’s body? (ie, Metabolic impact, DVT, depression, effects of dehydration)
  9. What clinical measurements and markers are most useful in assessing, diagnosing, managing and monitoring hyperemesis?
  10. What are the nutritional requirements of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimesters and how can people with HG achieve these goals? i.e Oral supplements, fortifying food, dietary measures.